East Bengal FC has roped in Carles Cuadrat as the Head Coach of the club ahead of the new season. Caudrat will take the role after he signed a two-year contract with the club. The club officially announced the signing on Tuesday.
Caudrat replaces Stephen Constantine who was the previous coach of East Bengal FC and led them to a ninth-place finish in the Indian Super League. He was released by the club due to below par performance of the club for which the announcement was made just a few hours before announcing Carles Cuadrat as the new head coach.
In 2016, Cuadrat started working as an Assistant Coach for Bengaluru FC in India. Between 2016 and 2018, when he was living in India for the first time, Bengaluru FC won both the Federation Cup and the maiden Super Cup. They also made history by being the first Indian team to qualify for the AFC Cup. After his success as Assistant Coach, he was promoted as the Head Coach of the Bengaluru based club. He guided the club to their maiden ISL title in the 2018-19 season. Under his leadership, Bengaluru FC became the first ISL team to win the league title and the trophy in the same calendar year. Additionally, BFC achieved their greatest victory under Cuadrat in February 2020 when they defeated Paro FC 9-1 in the AFC Cup Qualifying round.
As a player, he represented FC Barcelona in the U-19 category which won the Spanish Cup in 1986 and 1987. Before getting assigned by East Bengal FC he was working as the Assistant Coach for the Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland.